Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Fleeting dragonflies

Aren't dragonflies spectacular? I love the rare occasions when you actually get to see one and watch it for a while with the light glimmering off its wings.

Cornish Heritage Farms recently introduced a new line of art called All Things Considered (ATC). They're perfectly sized for ATCs, as you might expect from the name, but you could use them for all sorts of other things too!

This is a set of ATCs I made with the Botanical Bliss stamps.

I used heat fusible film to make the dragonflies that tie the set together thematically so that the wings have the iridescent shimmer of the real thing. The clock face on the third card was done with the cracked glass technique on a separate circle that was then stuck to the base design. I thought blue poppies would be fun (they really do exist although they're rather rare, I believe).

I used the whole background stamp for the third ATC but for the first and second cards I inked up just the frame of it and used it to give the whole set matching borders.

Stamps:

Botanical Bliss (All Things Considered line at CHF)

Paper:
Smooth white

Ink:
Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)
Tim Holtz Distress by Ranger (Vintage Photo)
Versamark by Tsukineko

Other:
Copic markers
Cosmic Shimmer heat fusible film (Blue Lake)
UTEE by Ranger

Thanks for stopping by, hope you liked the project!

19 comments:

Karen said...

oooo thse are so pretty Joanne!!! I adore dragonflies & could watch them for hours! I love what you have done for their wings too.

I used to have blue poppies in my garden at my old house XXX

Sue said...

Nice ATCs with nice stamps!!

craftytrog said...

Just beautiful Joanne! x

Sue said...

They are so pretty Joanne and go together so well as a set.
Sue x

Kathy said...

Ohhh these are lovely Joanne - do you think you'll get hooked on ATCs now?

Marcy said...

This ATC set is just beautiful, Joanne! I love the blue dragonflies and blue poppies. We have amazing red dragonflies here.

Janice said...

ooh I saw these on the CHF blog and loved them then. They are beautifully coloured, great job.

Paula said...

ooo and ooo again...Ive been eyeing these stamps up but now Ive seen these...Im going to have to get them!Beautiful work!!

Mari said...

I *love* these! Beautiful colors and great layouts!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

These are "gorgeous" Joanne! LOVE the blue poppies and the wings are awesome ... just beautiful!!

Kinglake said...

lovin these ATCs xx jo xx

Pam said...

just love these..that color blue is just so stunning; and the technique you used on the wings was terrific...you go girl!!

Anonymous said...

Joanne, these ATCs are wonderful! You have really done amazing work here! I especially love the dragonfly wings - so clever! This stamp set is now on my "must have" list. Thank you ever so much for the great inspiration.
Jacki

Kaz said...

Fab ATC's Joanne. I love the whole set, it's such a beautiful shade of blue.

Caroline said...

They are beautiful Joanne...x

Carol Ann said...

Beautiful! I have to admit I love dragonflies too x

IsaNorris said...

Totally STUNNING !!!! love dragonflies too (you should see the size of them here!!)
isa xx

MezzoKat said...

How lovely! The dragonflies remind of lazy summer days spent with my husband and sons at our cabin on a mountain top lake in Qu├ębec's Laurentians.

Deirdre said...

I love the beautiful cards. Dragonflies are my personal favorite. I just left you a message on SCS so please ignore it now that I've found your blog I see what makes the wings look like real wings. Cheers.

Dee